WCASD Open Records Office
Given the current emergency, the School District is requesting that residents only file the most urgent of requests and work cooperatively with the School District as to additional extensions of time for processing as may be necessary. At this time, the School District is not able to accept in-person Right-to-Know requests; all requests must be sent by email or mail. The School District also cannot facilitate any in-person review of records or in-person pick up of records.
Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right-to-Know Act, Act 3 of 2008 (65 P.S. §§ 67.101 et seq.) ("the Act"), public records of the School District are generally available for copy and/or review to legal residents of the United States. Our Assistant Board Secretary serves as the Open Records Officer for the School District.
For more information, please review the district's Policy 801-Open Records.
Requests for Information
A request for information may be either oral or in writing. If a requester wishes to pursue the rights and remedies afforded under the Right-to-Know law, however, then the request must be in writing.
A public record shall be provided to a requester in the medium requested if the public record exists in that medium; otherwise, it shall be provided in the medium in which it exists. The District shall not be required to create a record which does not currently exist or to compile, maintain, format or organize a record in the manner in which the District does not currently compile, maintain, format or organize the record.
To request information in writing, fill out Policy 801AG1-Request Form for Inspection of Public Records. The District will also accept the Office of Open Records’ Right-to-Know Uniform Request Form. A requester may submit a written request in person, by mail, by fax, or by email. All written requests must include the date submitted and a name and address to where the response and additional correspondence should be sent. The request should also indicate whether the requester seeks copies of the requested documents or wishes to simply review the documents at the District.
A written request should identify or describe the records sought with sufficient specificity to enable the District to ascertain which records are being requested. A written request need not include any explanation of the requester's reason for requesting or intended use of the records.
The District will respond to the request in a timely manner. See Policy 801AG2-Response to Right to Know Request. If a request is denied in part, in full, or deemed denied (meaning the District failed to respond to the request within the time permitted) then the requester has the right to appeal to the Commonwealth’s Open Records Office.
For fee information, please click here: Policy 801AG3 - Fee Schedule
WCASD Open Records Officer:
782 Springdale Dr.
Exton PA 19341
Contact Information for the State’s Office of Open Records:
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Office of Open Records
333 Market Street, 16th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-2234